Thousands Died In Unspeakable Conditions – Where Was The Media?

We are all well aware of the liberal bias prevalent in today’s mainstream media outlets.

They work feverishly to spread the propaganda of the left and squash any conservative voices in their reporting.

One major news story that has been revisited in recent months has shown just how far this bias extends – and it is beyond shocking.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for his murderous rampage against the unborn, including the murders of at least three babies born alive and the death of one mother due to negligence.

There were countless other charges, hundreds of them, but many were dropped in a plea bargain to remove the death penalty from the table.

Not only did Gosnell perform abortions for decades, he killed thousands of babies in illegal late-term procedures.

When they didn’t die during his botched abortions, he severed their spinal cords with scissors.

Gosnell’s clinic was raided in 2010 after a tip-off that he was over-prescribing powerful narcotics like Oxycontin.

What law enforcement found there was like nothing they had ever experienced before.

Hundreds of dead babies stuffed in freezers and food containers – including a jar of severed feet — blood on every surface of the office, animal feces, and broken and unsanitary equipment.

Former employees relayed horrific stories about the treatment of mothers and the slaughter of their children.

This story should have been in the national spotlight for several years as Gosnell went from arrest to conviction.

But many Americans are now only hearing about it.

Why?

Because the liberal media, protecting their left-wing “abortion rights” agenda, refused to cover it.

And because a new film is being released this fall about the monster, Kermit Gosnell, once again raising questions about why his story received little news coverage.

Mommy Underground previously reported on the release of the upcoming film about the case, Gosnell:  The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.

The film hits theaters this October.

Virtually every case of a serial killer in American history has been extensively covered by major news outlets of the time.

But Gosnell, who murdered more victims than any killer before him, was virtually unheard of until pro-lifers and some conservative outlets launched a massive Twitter campaign in 2013 asking why the mainstream media was silent.

The excuses began to pour in – most of them absurd – and some blatantly stating their bias in not wanting the truth to harm the “abortion rights” agenda.

Some said it was a “local” story and shouldn’t be covered nationally.

Others said they “weren’t aware of it” or it was “overlooked” until the Twitter firestorm over the case went viral.

One reporter stated, “I wish I could be conscious of all stories everywhere, but I can’t be.  Nor can any of us.”

Some defended their lack of coverage because they “couldn’t take resources” away from other stories capturing the nation’s attention at the time – like the murder trial of Jodi Arias.

A reporter from the Washington Post, however, admitted the story was internally censored due to pro-abortion bias.

“I say we didn’t write more because the only abortion story most outlets ever cover in the news…is every single threat or perceived threat to abortion rights,” said Melinda Henneberger of The Washington Post, according to LifeSite News.

Statements from other outlets weren’t so honest, but it all boiled down to a case that was too polarizing to touch in their opinion.

In fact, the story may have never been reported on outside of Philadelphia’s local news station had it not been for a reporter with USA Today calling out the media.

Kirsten Powers stated at the time, “Let me state the obvious. This should be front-page news…Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed—a major human-rights story if there ever was one— doesn’t make the cut.”

And Tim Graham of the Media Research Center wrote that “We believe the media wants to prevent public-relations damage to the abortion industry, in the same way we believe the media wants to inflict public-relations damage on other institutions – say, the Catholic Church,” according to LifeSite.

And worst of all, some reporters commented that they didn’t want to shine a spotlight on the horrific conditions of Gosnell’s clinic because it would actually make the left’s case of the need for “access to safe and legal abortions.”

The bottom line is, news outlets who are in the left’s back pocket – either financially or otherwise – were too afraid to give the story the attention it should have had.

Coverage that would have shown just how evil the abortion industry is – and the fact that it cannot be sugarcoated to be anything other than cold-blooded murder.

Gosnell’s crimes went beyond the murder of innocent, viable babies.

Numerous complaints were filed against the clinic since its opening in 1979.

He employed a minor, 15-years-old at the time with no medical training, who was made to drug the endless line of mothers waiting for abortions with dangerous sedatives like Demerol.

Women contracting venereal diseases from reused medical implements.  Women dying from sepsis from botched procedures.  Overdoses of improperly administered anesthesia.

One 14-year-old girl – a child herself — was given an abortion at 30 weeks.

Another, a 17-year-old, was also given an abortion at 30 weeks.  Gosnell severed his spine after he was born alive, putting him in a plastic shoebox, according to one former staffer.

Time and again, the clinic was investigated for complaints – and nothing was ever done.

In 1993, officials stopped visiting the clinic for inspections altogether, stating “political reasons.”

The City of Philadelphia failed to intervene out of fear from the left even then – and the media carried the ball for the same reason, despite the unspeakable facts that were coming to light.

The mishandling of this story and the flagrant bias by the liberal media should be sending shockwaves through America – but it’s not.

Every single day, we are bombarded by coverage of the latest “offenses” committed against the LGBT community.

Or the demands for special rights and privileges of those who want to live alternative lifestyles.

Or of the “right” to abortion-on-demand.

And every single day, the persecution of Christians and the eradication of traditional values goes unaddressed.

Thousands of babies illegally murdered.  Dozens of women killed by botched medical practices.  Human remains discarded like garbage.

And it wasn’t reported on because the story was “overlooked?”

The media has a duty to report the truth to the American people – to keep us safe and informed.

They are failing in their duty, and the left’s agenda will continue to take hold if things don’t change.

What do you think of the lack of media coverage surrounding the Kermit Gosnell case?  When did you first hear about the horrors committed?  Do you plan to see the movie?  Leave us your comments.

 

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